In 2021, the Government of Ontario passed legislation for a dedicated week to recognize nonprofit organizations and their contributions to a more equitable economy and inclusive society.
Nonprofit Appreciation Week is February 14 to 20. Throughout the week, we highlight various Inspirit grantees who are nonprofit organizations. We celebrate their work to create and maintain healthy, vibrant, and inclusive communities:
- Black Women Film is dedicated to forwarding the careers of Black women in film and media, across all levels of experience, through leadership programs, networking events, and professional development opportunities.
- Indigenous Curatorial Collective (ICCA) is an Indigenous-led nonprofit that supports and connects fellow Indigenous curators, artists, writers, academics, and professionals. The ICCA engages in critical discourses, provides professional opportunities for members, develops programming, and builds reciprocal relationships with the communities and institutions they engage.
- Fueled by research and rooted in community engagement, Racial Equity Media Collective is a national nonprofit organization committed to equity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour creators in Canada’s film, television, and digital media industries.
- Black Screen Office aims to make Canada’s screen industries practices and policies equitable and free of anti-Black racism through collaboration with decision-makers to develop tools and strategies that enable system-level engagement and accountability, as well as the empowerment of Black Canadians working within the screen industries.
- Silk Road Institute is dedicated to the creation and promotion of artistic and cultural programming that fosters cross-cultural dialogue and strengthens Muslim representation, visibility, and contributions within the Canadian cultural mosaic.